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ORIENTAL RUGS DICTIONARY

Lilian

 

Lilian is the name of a town in Iran south of Arak. These rugs and carpets are very similar to Sarouks, just less busy and mostly with lighter shades of blue. The construction is slightly different therefore the feeling of a Lilian is softer than a Sarouk. The same as in a Sarouk these rugs were mostly painted originally and now stripped.

 

See:  Sarouk